Updated on October 28th, 2021
A Texas medical power of attorney is a form executed by someone who is of sound mind for the purposes of appointing an attorney-in-fact to represent their best interests in the event that they are unable to make medical decisions for themselves. The person selected to be a health care agent is usually someone close to the principal, such as a spouse, relative, or friend. This document must be executed according to state law in order to be legally binding.
Agent’s Duties – § 166.152
Laws – Chapter 166
Signing Requirements (§ 166.054) – Two (2) Witnesses or a Notary Public
Statutory Form – § 166.164
Statute – § 166.002(11)
“Medical power of attorney” means a document delegating to an agent authority to make health care decisions executed or issued under Subchapter D.